25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 1218. A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The compressed globular jar with two loop handles and cylindrical neck, the body and neck painted in red and black with bold spirals. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Company, Hong Kong, 1988.The Irving Collection, no. 796. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

Archaic Jade sold at Christie's New York, 17 september 2008

Lot 332. A rare opaque taupe jade blade, ge, Shang dynasty, circa 1200 BC; 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long, slightly curved blade with beveled edges and a subtle median ridge extending the full length on both sides, with a hole drilled from one side piercing the tang which is carved with parallel notches, the grey-green stone altered to an attractive warm taupe color, one side of the tang with a... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare greyish-green and opaque buff jade 'toothed' pendant fragment, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, circa 3500-3000 BC

Lot 1210. A rare greyish-green and opaque buff jade 'toothed' pendant fragment, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, circa 3500-3000 BC; 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long. Estimate $15,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realised $43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The thin plaque well carved on both sides with a series of curvilinear grooves and corresponding ridges swooping down to form a lower row of tapering, ridged 'teeth' or 'tusks' and a wide, incurved cusp at one end, two of the grooves curving tightly upward to... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2018

A Banshan painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao-Majiayao culture, 2600-2300 BCE

Lot 140. A Banshan painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao-Majiayao culture, 2600-2300 BCE; 14in (35.6cm) high. Estimate: 2,000-3,000 USD. Sold for US$ 5,250 (€ 4,512). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Potted with a cylindrical neck rising from broad rounded shoulders tapering towards the flat foot, the sides applied with two opposing loop handles, freely painted with crosshatch and sawtooth bands around the neck and large whorls and wave band encircling the shoulder, the lower body unadorned. ... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period

Lot 3035. A celadon jade blade, Neolithic period; 39.7 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of elongated flattened form and pierced with three apertures, the stone of a mottled rich green colour highlighted with russet veins, the fitted box inscribed with three large characters Zhou zhongzhang ('medium jade table from the Zhou dynasty'), followed by excerpts from ancient texts and signed Taozhai. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period

Lot 3020. An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period; 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,320,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an elongated form flaring slightly towards the arched cutting edge with one subtly bevelled side, the opposite end flanked by angular projections and centred with a pierced aperture, each side finely incised with parallel lines, one with an additional incised... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A dark green jade 'bi' disc, China, Neolithic period, c. 3rd millennium BC

Lot 143. A dark green jade 'bi' disc, China, Neolithic period, c. 3rd millennium BC. D. 17.5 cm. Estimate 2.000/3.000 €. Lot sold 2.000 €. Courtesy Nagel The disc is smoothly but unevenly carved at the rim and in its thickness. Also, the outer edge is not uniform, but slightly irregular. The mostly gray jade also shows spots of very dark green jade mixed with almost white tones. Traces of age. Provenance: Property from an important private collection, Michael B. Weisbrod Inc., New York, 10... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)

Lot 1. A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 4,660,000 (€502,452). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical square section, each side divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and finely incised details, the opaque stone of rich pale grey tone suffused with dark olive-green inclusions. 11.1cm (4 1/4in) high Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2017

Two Antique Jade from the Sze Yuan Tang collection at Bonhams London

Lot 1. A rare and large mottled beige jade blade, yazhang, Neolithic period. 41.6cm (16 3/8in) long. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £81,250 (€91,670). Photo: Bonhams. Carved as a thin rectangular blade with tapering sides, pierced with two apertures to one end flanked by a pair of notches to the edge, the stone of a mottled and creamy tone, fitted box. (2). Provenance: the Sze Yuan Tang collection, acquired in Hong Kong circa 1980s-1990s. Note: Compare a related brownish-olive... [Lire la suite]